Canadian thrash veterans ANNIHILATOR have been confirmed for the Total Metal Festival 2014, due to take place July 19th and 20th in Bitonto, Italy. Annihilator and MOONSPELL will be the flagship bands for one day of the two-day event. Other bands on the bill include COLDSTEEL, AGGRAVATOR and RIUL DOAMNEI.
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and the official website
Annihilator mainman Jeff Waters recently checked in with the following update:
“Istanbul rocked. Moscow was unbeatable (meaning Moscow wins for best crowd this time!!). St. Pete's was awesome. Helsinki rocked. Everyone else did too! (You) all did!! Tour finally done but wished it went longer (we are working on another round!!). Been touring since May, (does) good to get home for the holidays... But might take a trip to Japan next month for Epiphone clinics. Let (you) know!
Recorded our set for a live CD; maybe as a bonus CD soon... also have the Wacken show to mix.
Trip with my Jasmina to get away from the music (business) for a bit! Xmas!
Writing in January (yes, for the 15th Annihilator studio CD!!). 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise coming again... All Star jam to work on. Talks about a special re-release of the 3D Feast record with done even more amazing bonus stuff on it! This has been the bestselling record in over 12 years for us... Thanks UDR!
Maybe another Europe run... Looking for other shows, festivals for spring.., finishing up next CD, hopefully by May. Talking with Epiphone about a new Annihilation V guitar! Last one was a big success!
Full summer of Festivals coming for 2014. New CD probably our early fall 2014; of course, with touring! How's THAT for a schedule?!?!
Leaving Istanbul for Frankfurt and get to be back with Jasmina... five days apart felt like 50!!!
Then home to the best country in the world (no, not best city-that is Vancouver!!) Canada!
Thanks to all the fans in all the great countries in the world that we got to play for! Amazing fans... We see the biggest smiles when we look out at you!!!! Get ready for more, like it or not!!!!
Hey, and for those of you on bands, I have some time to master your cd (or mix). Watersound Studios has about five openings... Please, only serious inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.”